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College Football: National Storylines

College Football: National Storylines

With Pitt and Penn State both breaking in new coaches and the Nittany Lions facing the first of four years under crippling sanctions, there will be a lot of local college football storylines to follow this fall. The national picture should also have some interesting angles to keep an eye on as well.

Keep On Smiling

Keep On Smiling

It was her smile that got me.

The Grind

The Grind

Pirates rookie left fielder Starling Marte confidently strode into the Minute Maid Park batter’s box on July 27, anxious for his Major League debut.

Freeh Report Hits Penn State Hard

Freeh Report Hits Penn State Hard

Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.

Another Year Older

Another Year Older

Forgive us if we’ve been down this road before, even if, over the past two decades, it’s been the road less taken.

Up Close with Rocky Bleier

Up Close with Rocky Bleier

For most people, winning four Super Bowls, one NCAA National Championship, and being named to the Pittsburgh Steelers 75th anniversary team would highlight a remarkable lifetime.

"On The Planet" contains the latest regarding Ellis Cannon's multimedia endeavors and projects, including developing news and announcements, updated columns and podcasts.
Cannon Firing Line - Party on the Patio
This being September, with the Steelers back in business, let’s focus on welcoming back pro pork – Steelers’ style.

Or not.


Actually, here’s something about as un-Steelers like as you can imagine.


When you consider the latest on how the Miami Dolphins are selling tickets and creating a more ‘enjoyable’ game day experience—and contrast that with the Steelers—you’ll understand.


As hard as it may be for fans to imagine, not every market has Pittsburgh’s...

The Igloo - What's Wrong With This Picture?
Remember what we always hear: it's a bad thing to think of a ballplayer with your eyes wide open with awe. We're told if you insist on keeping your eyes wide open, do so knowing nothing is as it appears. Looking at life, let alone a ballplayer, with anything other than eye on "reality" and with calculation, is misplaced. Seriously kids, save that for when you're an adult.

Those things take care of themselves. When you're 10, be 10 – not a jaded cynic five times older. There's no reason to rush it.


The boy in the photo is Joseph, one of our three wide-eyed sons. The man is Joseph's Hank Aaron.


A few late summer days in Erie included our attending a SeaWolves' game. Joseph loves to seek autographs and after a staffer kindly...

Ellis Cannon Academy of Sports Media and Broadcasting at PA Cyber Charter School
High school students across Pennsylvania will be able to get an early start on a career in sports media and broadcasting in a new program being offered this year by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

The Ellis Cannon Academy of Sports Media and Broadcasting is a two-semester program to be taught by the veteran sports broadcaster himself in real time as a Virtual Classroom course. It is believed the only one of its type in the nation.


“The sports media and broadcasting curriculum represents what I believe will become a very successful program within our course of studies...

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